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motor area

[′mōd·ər ‚er·ē·ə]
(neuroscience)
The ascending frontal gyrus containing nerve centers for voluntary movement; characterized by the presence of Betz cells. Also known as Broadman's area 4; motor cortex; pyramidal area.
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Predicting functional outcome in motor area related tumor surgery based on navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation data.
48] The primary motor cortex works in association with other motor areas to plan and execute simple movements.
We have presented a case study where fMRI was used to identify the motor areas in relation to a tumour.
Hearing and motor areas of Mathieu's brain appear to be healthy, the researchers add.
Taking over the left motor area, which used to handle modal percepts, the brain used it to handle words, or neutral phonemic strings that it came to associate systematically with the modal percepts handled by the corresponding motor areas of the right hemisphere.
Jancke L, Shah N and Peters M (2000): Cortical activations in primary and secondary motor areas for complex bimanual movements in professional pianists.
Enhanced activation of the premotor and presupplementary motor areas of the lesioned hemisphere were also observed during gait.
All oral motor areas are fairly functional except her tongue is weak and uncoordinated, and she has a hypersensitive gag.
For example, when asked to imagine playing tennis she exhibited elevated brain activity in the supplementary motor areas.
The putamen, its cortical projections, and supplementary motor areas are functional system components for the required limb activation.
Anatomical irregularities in speech motor areas such as the peri-sylvian speech and language areas have been reported in PWS.
These children benefit from regular therapy designed to teach the motor areas of the brain better movement control.